With finals around the corner and my to do list growing, I thought what better time for some cookies. Every time I open my computer I get sucked into school work and have put everything else aside soo here’s my apology – healthy chocolate chip oatmeal cookies! Having just finished one of my favorite classes that dealt with making recipes/meals healthier, I wanted to get creative with my ingredients and focus on more nutrient dense factors, rather than low cal. I started looking through my pantry and noticed I had just enough almond meal for this recipe. With 3g of fiber per 1/4 cup, in comparison to all purpose or bleached flour which has about zero, it was a no brainer! This whole nutritionist gig might be pretty fun! hehe
Let’s Get Started!
2 Cups of quick oats, 3/4 cup of almond meal (you can blend almonds to achieve this), 1 and 1/2 tsp. of baking powder, and YOLO on the cinnamon
1/2 cup real maple syrup, 2 eggs, 4 tbsp. of butter, and 1 tsp. vanilla
Mix your dry ingredients into the wet and add some chocolate! I used mini dark chocolate chips here (because I feel like you get more plus they’re cute) but any kind will do! Heck through in an entire chocolate bar! Just kidding of course.
I set my oven to 350ºF and you guys know the drill – BAKE!
Of course these aren’t low calorie, low sugar, protein packed cookies. But they don’t need to be. It’s really fun taking classic recipes and noticing that you can make them healthier! If you take the time to read nutrition labels, look at the ingredient list, and use some creativity – your fav treat doesn’t have to be off limits! In fact, you might even get to enjoy it more often than you think.